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  • Code of Practice

    Driving at Work

    Version 2.0

  • Page 2 of 25 Imperial College Safety Department May 2018

    Driving at Work ISSUE 2018

    REVISION LOG

    DATE REVISION PAGE

    23 10 2015 Approved by HSE committee

    12 05 2016 Deleted need for line managers to check driving licences

    Section 4, page 6

    10 04 2018 Information on points on licence, updated all web-links

    Section 48.

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    Contents

    Section A: Health and safety – scope of the law ........................................................................................ 5

    1. College Insurance Manager’s responsibilities: ................................................................................... 5

    2. Head of Department’s responsibilities .............................................................................................. 5

    3. Fleet managers responsibilities ......................................................................................................... 5

    4. Line Manager’s Responsibilities ......................................................................................................... 6

    5. Driver’s responsibilities: ..................................................................................................................... 7

    6. Detailed information on vehicle insurance and licencing requirements ........................................... 7

    7. Detailed information on the UK Highway Code ................................................................................. 7

    8. Wearing a seat belt ............................................................................................................................ 7

    9. Mobile phones ................................................................................................................................... 8

    10. Smoking .......................................................................................................................................... 8

    11. If driving is part of your duties ....................................................................................................... 8

    12. Driving your own vehicle................................................................................................................ 8

    Section B: Planning your journey ............................................................................................................... 9

    14. Driving and lone working ............................................................................................................... 9

    15. New and Expectant Mothers ......................................................................................................... 9

    16. Plan your route .............................................................................................................................. 9

    17. Driving conditions .......................................................................................................................... 9

    18. Driver fatigue: overnight stays ....................................................................................................... 9

    19. Destination contact details and arrival time .................................................................................. 9

    20. Driving after dark? ......................................................................................................................... 9

    21. Offsite working and offsite risk assessment .................................................................................. 9

    22. Carrying hazardous loads ............................................................................................................. 10

    23. Manual handling – loading and unloading ................................................................................... 10

    24. Driving abroad .............................................................................................................................. 10

    25. Planning your arrival .................................................................................................................... 10

    Section C: Before the start of a journey – your health ............................................................................ 11

    26. Health conditions which could affect your driving ...................................................................... 11

    27. Eyesight standards ....................................................................................................................... 11

    28. Your health on the day ................................................................................................................. 11

    29. Alcohol, drugs and medicines ...................................................................................................... 11

    Section D: Before the start of a journey – the vehicle ............................................................................. 12

    30. Pre-use vehicle checks (see Checklist for full list) ........................................................................ 12

    31. Load security and vehicle handling .............................................................................................. 12

    32. Before you drive away ................................................................................................................. 12

    Section E: During and after the journey .................................................................................................. 13

    33. What are the speed limits in the UK? .......................................................................................... 13

    34. Breakdowns.................................................................................................................................. 13

    35. What happens if I get stopped by the police? ............................................................................. 13

    36. If you have an accident involving another vehicle or person ...................................................... 14

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    37. At the end of your journey – reporting faults and incidents ....................................................... 15

    Section F: Detailed information on vehicle insurance and driving licences ............................................ 17

    38. The College Motor Insurance ....................................................................................................... 17

    39. Driving your own vehicle – insurance cover ................................................................................ 17

    40. Hiring a vehicle – insurance requirements .................................................................................. 17

    41. Driver minimum age limits ........................................................................................................... 17

    42. Newly qualified drivers ................................................................................................................ 17

    43. If you did not obtain your driving licence in the UK .................................................................... 17

    44. Driving a College or hired vehicle in the UK – licensing requirements ........................................ 17

    45. Driving a hired minibus on College business – licencing requirements ....................................... 18

    46. Driving in the EC/EEA – licencing requirements .......................................................................... 18

    47. Driving outside of the EC/EEA - International driving permit ...................................................... 18

    48. How to check validity, endorsements and convictions on a UK driving licence .......................... 18

    Section G: Sources of information, instruction and Training ................................................................... 19

    Section H: Example of a pre-use or weekly checklist ............................................................................... 20

    Section I: Risk assessment requirement summary .................................................................................. 21

    49. Risk Assessment Process .............................................................................................................. 21

    Table 1: Scenarios and risk assessment requirements .................................................................... 22

    Table 2: Select your load type and control measures ...................................................................... 22

    50. Example – undertaking a risk assessment and identifying the actions needed to lower risk ..... 23

    Section J: Driving Risk Assessment – generic ........................................................................................... 24

    Table 3: Generic driving risk assessment and actions required to reduce risk ................................ 25

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    Section A: Health and safety – scope